Growing concerns over Nassau County’s current heroin epidemic served as the main focus in a recent community forum held at the Old Bethpage/Plainview library this past Thursday evening on April 29.
The day after Kaitlyn Krokowski died, family and friends started writing messages to her on the utility pole that took her life. They placed pictures, candles, flowers and stuffed animals on and near the pole in Farmingdale, visiting often to pay their respects and remember her.
Proclaiming the need to “stop the bleeding that has affected the village,” during some of the most difficult financial times in decades, the Farmingdale Village Board on Monday adopted a no tax increase budget for 2010-2011.
The Farmingdale Board of Education adopted the 2010/11 budget at a recent meeting, calling for a 1.96 percent tax levy increase.
With a sparse turnout of only seven people from the community, Assistant Superintendent for Business Paul Defendini offered a presentation of the 2010/11 proposed budget before the board adopted it. He noted the focus of the budget was to ensure that sustainable programs, accompanied by their long-term budgets in subsequent years to come, created the comprehensive need for flexibility and foresight when drawing up the proposed budget.
Congratulations to the Lady Dalers Varsity Basketball players who each won awards at the Nassau County Girls Basketball Coaches Association on March 23 at Crest Hollow Country Club.
Head Coach Pete Cerrone and his assistants Jess Dlabola and Dave Stein are very proud of the girls who won awards in All Conference, All Class and All County. The Lady Dalers had a good season winning one play-off game. Cerrone is looking forward to next season as the team is losing only one player due to graduation.
Republic Airport in East Farmingdale is in the beginning stages of its Vision Plan, airport officials said.
The airport has hired DY Consultants, a Roslyn-based consulting firm, to prepare a Vision Plan and Statement for the airport.
South Farmingdale Water District recently started construction on a new water treatment system as a precaution against a contaminated plume close to their well fields.
The land was cleared for construction of the treatment system, located on the water district’s site on Langdon Road in Farmingdale over a week ago water district officials said.
Farmingdale Village Mayor George “Butch” Starkie acknowledged the ongoing investigation of several former Farmingdale Fire Department employees by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office but said little else on the matter at the last village board meeting on April 5.
Even as they were in the midst of mourning, family and friends of Barbara and Joanna Ryan turned their grief into motivation to help others in the memory of their loved ones.
Calling underage drinking a serious issue would be a gross understatement; in addition to serving as a causal factor for a host of debilitating and potentially deadly conditions, underage drinking costs residents of New York state billions of dollars in medical costs and lost work hours.
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